A FORMER Alice of Daresbury is hoping to sing her way into the recording studio after reaching the north west and Scotland final of the UK’s largest singing competition for teenagers.

Charlotte Codack, aged 11, from Sandymoor, wowed judges with her rendition of Katie Perry’s ‘Roar’ at the regional final of Teenstar in The Liner Hotel, Liverpool, on Sunday.

Family and friends cheered her on with flags and banners.

Her proud mum, Nicky, who celebrated her 40th birthday on the day, said: “She was absolutely brilliant.

“She won the judges’ vote. They said she was very confident and they could tell she had put in a lot of effort.”

Charlotte, a pupil at Moore Primary School and Glenda Hill Theatreworks, has been dancing and singing since she was four.

Nicky added: “Charlotte is a shy little girl until she gets on the stage.

“Every time I see her perform she gets better. She has always loved singing.

“Give her a part to play or a song to sing and she will put every effort in to get it right. She has so much ambition but people don't see this in her in her normal day to day life as she is quite reserved.”

The winner will have the opportunity to record tracks in a professional recording studio, receive music development tuition and £5,000.

Charlotte hopes her dream will come true when she performs in the next stage of the competition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on Sunday, May 18.

Tickets, priced £10, are available from Nicky on 07818083133.